Southwestern Deserts

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


Inspiration in the Garden

Where does your gardening inspiration come from? I'm gearing up to redo parts of my garden and luckily have been bombarded with ideas from all angles. Here are a few sources of inspiration for me: Other Gardeners: I used to put plants in any...
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Design Advice f you're looking for inspiration, this sumptuously photographed book will provide it. Author Noel...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Bare-Root Roses Soak the bare-root rose in a bucket of water overnight before planting. This helps hydrate it....
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Christmas Trees
  • Sow Veggie Seeds Indoors
  • Sharpen Pruning Tools
  • Maintain Wildflower Plantings
  • Monitor Cool-Season Veggies

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